Tuesday, January 27, 2009

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled thereinmay we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

I created this bracelet in honor to Our Blessed Mother "Our Lady of Fatima" using a beautiful color center in color of Her apparition and also a relic medal. The center is holding a handcrafted angel made with vintage lucite trumpet flower as gown, Czech. Glass and purple polymer clay flower.
Other Catholic medals I used are :
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS (Patron Saint of Soldiers, Beggars, Tailors, and Wine-growers)
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA (Patronage: against fire, bodily ills)(Served Christ in the sick and poor . Many people were attracted to her by her charm, calm and wisdom. She served the poor, sick and to pray for the conversion)
ST. GEORGE (Patron Saint of England and in U.S. is seen as the patron saint of Armored Forces; Agricultural workers; soldiers; skin diseases, equestrians)
ST. THERESA ( Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II) Patronage: African missions; AIDS sufferers; air crews; aircraft pilots; aviators; bodily ills; flower growers; illness; loss of parents; missionaries; parish missions)
I surrounded the medals with purple polymer clay flowers, unique round glass lampwork beads with silver foil and purple glass beads.

St. George Relic Charm Bracelet

St. George Patron Saint of England and in U.S. is seen as the patron saint of Armored Forces; Agricultural workers; soldiers; skin diseases, equestrians


O GOD, who didst grant to Saint George strength and constancy in the various torments which he sustained for our holy faith;we beseech Thee to preserve,through his intercession,our faith from wavering and doubt,so that we may serve Thee with a sincere heart faithfully unto death.Through Christ our Lord.

This is a very unique combination of beads and medal. I used a vintage medal of St. George as well as a relic medal. I used a large turquoise color howlite stone cross to hold St. George's medal.

Other Catholic medals include INFANT OF PRAGUE
ST. JOAN OF ARC (Patronage: Imprisoned; rape victims; soldiers)
ST. THERESA ( Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II) Patronage: African missions; AIDS sufferers; air crews; aircraft pilots; aviators; bodily ills; flower growers; illness; loss of parents; missionaries; parish missions)
ST. CURE D'ARS (Patronage: Priests; confessors, archdiocese )
ST. BARBARA (Patronage: Against explosions; against fire, against lightning, against mine collapse, against storms, architects; artillery; boatmen; bomb technicians; firefighters; dying people; mariners; masons; military engineers; miners; prisoners; sailors)
ST. MARTHA (Patronage: Butlers; cooks; domestic servants; homemakers; travelers)
ST. FLORIDIAN (Patronage: Against battles, against fire, firefighters, chimney sweeps, drowning, fire prevention, floods, harvests, Poland, soap-boilers)
ST. BENEDICT (Against evil, witchcraft; against poison; agricultural workers; carvers; civil engineers; coppersmiths; dying people )ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ( a Spaniard was the founder of the missions of the Society of Jesus in the Far East. He was canonized with the founder of the Society of Jesus, Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1622.)
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Patron Saint of Animals)
ST. PADRE PIO (Visible sign in his body of Christ's Passion)

I also used natural jasper gemstones and chalk turquoise.

St. Anthony Charm Bracelet

He is known as Miracle Worker; Doctor of the Church; He is especially invoked for the recovery of things lost; as well as against starvation,; patron of amputees, animals, domestic animals, the elderly, expectant mothers, faith in the Blessed Sacrament, fishermen, harvests, horses, lower animals, mail, mariners, oppressed persons sailors, scholars, sterility, travelers

Prayer to Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker
Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God.Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

I was able to find a very unique vintage acrylic cameo of St. Anthony with Child Jesus. I adorned it with tiny pearls set in a brass setting.

Other Catholic medals I used are: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Virgin Mary, St. Jude and Our Lady of Lourdes. I handcrafted angels using turquoise color howlite, aqua Czech. glass beads and glass lampwork flowers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

St. Peregrine Relic Charm Bracelet

Patron Saint of Cancer Patients

He received a vision of Our Lady who told him to go to Siena, Italy, and there to join the Servites. After training and ordination, they assigned him to his home town. He lived and worked, as much as possible, in complete silence, in solitude, and without sitting down for 30 years in an attempt to do penance for his early life. When he did speak, he was known as a fervant preacher, excellent orator, and gentle confessor. Founded a Servite house at Forli. A victim of a spreading cancer in his foot, Peregrine was scheduled for an amputation. The night before the operation, he spent in prayer; that night received a vision of Christ who healed him with a touch. The next morning, Peregrine found his cancer completely healed.

Prayer to Saint Peregrine For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you. (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.

I added a St. Peregrine' 3rd class relic medal and other Catholic medals including, Archangel St. Gabriel, St. Jude, Infant Jesus, Guardian Angel, St. Rita, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernadette and others.
I used glass pink ribbon beads, pink jade gemstone heart beads, Czech. glass beads and pearls.

Bethlehem Cross Charm Bracelet

I created this bracelet with a very special cross with a stone from Bethlehem encased on center of cross. I added other misc. crucifixes, including St. Damiano's and a beautiful handpainted cross that previously belonged to nuns. I also added Catholic Saint medals including St. Cure D'Ars, St. Isidore, St. Jude, St. Patrick, Our Lady of Knock and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
As beads I added beautiful purple glass lampwork and handmade glass lampwork wedding cake beads and purple jade and I love how this combination came together.
I listed this bracelet as donation to benefit CASA, Ltd., is a nonprofit organization, which speaks for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. In order to promote and provide each child with a safe, permanent, and nurturing home, CASA recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteer community citizens to perform this important advocacy for needy children in collaboration with essential agencies, legal counsel, and community resources.

Holy Face of Jesus Relic Charm Bracelet

The Holy Shroud of Oviedo
The Sudarium is referred to in John 20:5-8.
The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained cloth, 34" x 21", kept in the cathedral of Oviedo, Spain and claimed to be the cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus of Nazareth after he died (Head-veil of Christ).

Adorable Face of Jesus, whom all the angels adore,
may You be known, loved and adored by the whole world.
Sacred Face of Jesus, I desire to love and honor You more and more,
in reparation for the many sins committed before You.
O Sacred Face of Jesus veiled in the Adorable Sacrament of the Altar;
I Adore You and Love You.


I feel so blessed to be able to create a bracelet with the utmost respect, love and veneration to Our Lord Jesus Christ including this special medal, which makes me cry when I create it, just to imagine His suffering and pain He endured. This is a very special medal.

I also included other Catholic medals including, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Gerard, St. Benedict, St. Christopher and others.

When I create a bracelet I like to visualize what will Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother, Angels and specific Saint would like to make honor to Them and in this particular bracelet, I visualized creating a crown for Our Lord, King of Kings that is why I chose this gemstone combination which is, agate, turquoise howlite and purple jade.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Cameo Catholic Medals Charm Bracelet

From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power.Amen. - - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Prayer to the Sacred Heart by Saint Francis De Sales
May Thy Heart dwell always in our hearts!May Thy Blood ever flow in the veins of our souls!O sun of our hearts, Thou givest life to all things by the rays of Thy goodness!I will not go until Thy Heart has strengthened me, O Lord Jesus!May the Heart of Jesus be the King of my heart!Blessed be God. Amen.

I have created this beautiful bracelet to make honor to the forever faithful Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I used a beautiful vintage acrylic cameo of Sacred Heart of Jesus set in brass setting and surrounded by tiny pearls. I also used a brass angel cameo, vintage and new Catholic medals including St. Jude, Four Way Cross, St. Padre Pio, Miraculous Medal, St. Theresa, St. Anthony.
I also used gorgeous natural ruby quartz gemstone beads, red glass pearls and ruby red Czech. glass beads to enhance the beauty of this cameo.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guardian Angel and 7 Archangels Charm Bracelet

(Name means, "Who is like God" Glorious Saint Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ)
"The very name of Michael urges us to honor this glorious spirit; it is a cry of enthusiasm and fidelity, for it signifies: "Who is like unto God?" Satan trembles at hearing this name, for it reminds him of the noble protest wherewith the bright Archangel answered the call of the rebel angels. Michael proved his strength and prowess when he fought the great battle in Heaven. From that hour he has been known as "Michael, the captain of the armies of God, first Prince of the Holy City, to whom the other angels yield ready obedience. They most willingly and gratefully recognize his supremacy, for after God, they owe to him their perseverance in grace and their eternal happiness. With loving submission, they receive from him their various offices. They are attentive to the slightest wish, because they recognize in his commands and regulations the will of God, their sovereign Lord and King.*
* St. Michael and the angels

I created this bracelet to make honor to God's beautiful and powerful Archangels and another of God's creations, which are gemstones.
I added natural citrine gemstone (Represents Their Radiance)
I added one beautiful brass pendant of a well detailed angel made and blessed at the Moscow Monastery. ( Words in Ancient Slavic: 'SAINT ANGEL-GUARDIAN'. Prayer engraved on back Angel Save & Protect Us)


As I was taking a picture of a glass laser cube with a laser angel inside the glass cube one time, this is what appeared. The angel in the center, is the actual laser angel in the cube, but if you notice on the top left side of the angel on center you will see an actual image of an angel. Is not the first time this angel appears to me and I was able to capture him on a picture.

" Our Lady of Tears" Rosary Charm Bracelet

Next to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus there is nothing more touching and effective than the tears of Our Heavenly Mother. How many tears She shed on the Way of the Cross and when She stood beneath the Cross, She shed bitter tears in reparation for the many insults Her Divine Son then and which He would receive in the future. She wept bitter tears for the many souls who would not submit to the Commandments of God, and so would be lost forever. In recent centuries, too, She wept tears of sorrow.
This Rosary was revealed in 1929 and 1930 by Our Lord and His most Holy Mother to Sister Amalia in Campina, Brazil. Our Lord's words to Sister Amalia on November 8, 1929 were: "My daughter, whatever I am asked through the tears of My Mother, I shall give lovingly."

Crucified Jesus! We fall at Your feet and offer You the tears of Her who with deep compassionate love accompanied You on Your sorrowful Way of the Cross. Grant, O Good Master, that we take to heart the lessons which the tears of Your Most Holy Mother teach us, so that we may fulfill Your Holy will on earth, that we may be worthy to praise and exalt You in Heaven for all eternity.
V. O Jesus, look upon the tears of Her who loved You most on earth
R. And loves You most ardently in Heaven.
V. O Jesus, hear our prayers
R. For the sake of Your most Holy Mother’s tears. At the end repeat three times on the small beads the invocations that replace the Our Father.
Conclude with this prayer:
O Mary, Mother of love, sorrow and mercy, we beg you to unite your prayers with ours so that Jesus, Your Divine Son, to Whom we turn may hear our petitions in the name of Your maternal tears and may give us in addition to the favors we ask, the crown of everlasting life. Amen

I created this bracelet as a reminder of Our Lady's Tears and I also included a one decade rosary bracelet attached made with glass pearls. I added white aurora borealis crystals (teardrop shape) to represent Our Lady's Tears. I added a beautiful 3D cameo of Our Lady of Sorrows.

I also added other Catholic medals which include Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Trinity, Archangel St. Gabriel and others. I also added natural Amazonite Gemstones.

St. Philomena Relic Catholic Medals Charm Bracelet

Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church
PATRONAGE: babies,children, children of Mary, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, infants, infertility, lost causes, Living Rosary, newborns, poor people, priests, sick people, sickness, sterility, toddlers, young people, youth.
Prayer to Saint Philomena
O most pure Virgin, glorious Martyr, Saint Philomena, whom God in His eternal power has revealed to the world in these unhappy days in order to revive the faith, sustain the hope and enkindle the charity of Christian souls, behold me prostrate at thy feet. Deign, O Virgin, full of goodness and kindness, to receive my humble prayers and to obtain for me that purity for which thou didst sacrifice the most alluring pleasures of the world, that strength of soul which made thee resist the most terrible attacks and that ardent love for our Lord Jesus Christ, which the most frightful torments could not extinguish in thee. So, that wearing thy holy cord and imitating thee in this life, I may one day be crowned with thee in heaven. Amen.
When creating a bracelet in honor of St. Philomena, I'm always inspired by bright colorful beads, flowers, butterflies and angels that I believe is something a young girl would love. On this bracelet I used other Catholic medals besides her relic medal. I included St. Jude, Our Lady of Lourdes St. Theresa, St. Padre Pio, St. Joan of Arc and other. I used handcrafted angels made with lucite flowers and Czech. glass beads.

Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus with Angels Charm Bracelet

Blessed are you, Mother of my Lord,
For you have believed the Word of God.
In faith and love, You have pondered
the Words and actions of God In your life
and the life of God's people. With Jesus
we call you mother. Pray for us,
And ask your Son to lead us to the Father.

I was inspired by this beautiful 3D cameo of Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus. This cameo depicts a Motherly Love, so tender and sweet. The inspiration came to add angels. Our Lady of Baby Jesus being surrounded by angels.
Therefore, I added some brass angel charms and angel cameos as well, all surrounded by Czech. Glass beads and glass pearls.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe Charm Bracelet

In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City; she identified herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 474 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.
God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
I created this bracelet with a beautiful light blue cameo with Our Lady of Guadalupe. I surrounded it with beautiful hand painted blue glass heart beads, pearls and roses.
Rose: The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose
I also added other Catholic Medals including a figural medal of Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus "Madonna of the Streets", St. Theresa, Our Lady of Knock, St. Patrick, Mother Theresa, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, St. Joan of Arc and others.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Charm Bracelet

O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in these times of brazen impiety, show again thy power, with the signs which accompanied thy victories of old, and from the throne where thou art seated, dispensing pardon and grace, in pity watch over the Church of thy Son, His Vicar, and every order of the clergy and laity, suffering in grievous warfare. Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy, hasten the hour of mercy seeing that the hour of judgment is daily challenged by innumberable offences. Obtain for me, the lowest of men, kneeling suppliant in thy presence, the grace which may enable me to live a just life on earth, and reign with the just in Heaven, whilst with the faithful throughout the world, O Queen of the most holy Rosary, I salute thee and cry out: Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us!
On this bracelet I added a one decade rosary bracelet attached to the charm bracelet made with Czech. Glass beads, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal center and a 1" crucifix.

Rosary meaning a garland of roses for Our Blessed Mother Virgin Mary

To the charm bracelet I added a very unique medal of Our Queen of the Most Holy Rosary medal with St. Dominic on reverse side. I also added a vintage medal of Our Lady of Snows, a vintage medal of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Benedict Medal, St. Mother Cabrini and a peace cross.

I added beautiful large lampwork beads and pink roses.

Rose: The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose,

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Charm Bracelet

"The Blessed Virgin was standing on a globe, and her face was beautiful beyond words. Her fingers were covered with precious jewels whose light dazzled me. And I heard: 'Behold the symbol of the graces I shed upon those who ask for them!' Then an oval frame formed around the Blessed Virgin and I read in letters of gold: 'O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.' The vision reversed and I beheld the letter 'M' surmounted by a cross, at the foot of the cross, a bar, and below all, the Heart of Jesus crowned with thorns, and the Heart of Mary pierced with a sword. A voice said to me, 'Have a medal struck after this model. Persons who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.' "Sister (now Saint) Catherine Labour".
I truly love creating a bracelet to honor Our Lady of Miraculous Medal with this special figural medal that I was blessed to find. I feel guided every time I create one to create it just with gemstones and pearls, no other medals, just focusing on Her.
On this bracelet I added natural Cherry quartz and glass pearls capping the pearls with silvertone ornate bead caps.

St. Padre Pio Relic Charm Bracelet

FATHER PIO ( visible sign in his body of Christ Passion)
In September 1918, while praying before a cross, he received the stigmata and the first priest ever to be so blessed.
I. O my Jesus, You have said "Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you". Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, You have said "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you" Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, You have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away". Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of...Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail Holy Queen and add St. Joseph, foster Father of Jesus, pray for us.
This novena was recited daily by St. Pio
"Yes, I love the cross and only the
I have created this bracelet in honor to St. Padre Pio using a very unique relic medal. This relic has the words EX INDUMENTIS- Meaning: "from the clothing worn" or could be of pieces of cloth that have touched the body or shrine of saint or apparition site.

I added other Catholic medals including St. Benedict, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother Theresa and St. Rita. I also added a very unique find of a stone which is Hypersthene. This stone is found in in igneous melted rocks as well as iron meteorites and has a very beautiful shimmer look to it. I also added green Garnet Gemstone and turquoise color howlite stone.